Providing Care During Coronavirus While Social Distancing

Supporting Loved Ones During COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of current events, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, it can become very difficult to support and care for the people we cannot physically be near. Social distancing makes it impossible to visit those we love. It’s easy to feel helpless when someone we love is sick, and even more so when we are unable to drop everything and run to be with that person. But there are ways we can still support loved ones during the Coronavirus pandemic from afar.

Providing Support While Social Distancing

While we may not be there physically, we can certainly continue to show people that we love and care for them. Below are 5 ways that to show you care while social distancing.

  1. Send food – Send gift cards from local restaurants with take-out options, arrange food delivery from nearby caterers, and research grocery distribution services that can bring necessities (that you have paid for) once, intermittently or regularly. Grocery shopping can be difficult for someone in crisis, but it’s a load you can easily help lighten.
  2. Be organized – Send your loved one reminders of appointments, personal goals, birthdays, etc. This will show them that they are still on your mind and you are still involved in their life. Also, be aware of their doctors, medical needs and any medications they should be taking regularly.
  3. Check in with primary caregivers – These individuals are your closet connection to the person in care during times of isolation. Check in with them to get daily updates on how your loved one is doing.
  4. Get connected – There are many apps that allow someone to provide care long-distance. The apps include features to help you keep track of appointments and medications with pre-set reminders or alarms. Surveillance systems installed in the patient’s home can allow long-distance caregivers to see a loved one from his or her phone and monitor activities or status from far away. Several medical on-call systems, some offered through local hospitals, provide assistance if something happens when a caregiver is not on site. New smart technology, like Amazon Echo or Google Home, can keep your loved one connected and able to call for help.
  5. Be prepared for emergencies – Even the most well thought out plans can become void if the unexpected occurs. Make sure you have a plan in place for emergencies that includes who to call, what to do and where to go. You can talk to your employer about how much time off you have, paid and otherwise. Pack a suitcase with everything you need in the event you have to leave in a hurry.

Support for Yourself

Being a caregiver in a long distance situation can be very stressful and burdensome. You need to remember to take time for yourself. Allow yourself to do things you like and that you find relaxing without feeling guilty. You can’t keep the way you are feeling bottled up inside. Talk to the people you trust. Accepting outside help from family and friends, being organized and prepared for whatever happens, and taking care of yourself will help you feel more confident about caring for someone you love from far away.

Orchard at Brookhaven is here to provide care for our residents when others may not be able to. We work closely with the families of our residents and allocate many of our resources to making Orchard feel like home. If you are looking for a senior living community in Atlanta for your loved one, contact us today and set up a time to come visit.

Transition from caregiver to family member

Transition From Caregiver To Family Member

While someone we know suffers from dementia, it is likely that, as a family member, we find ourselves taking on the role of caregiver in some capacities. In most cases, the caregiver of a person with dementia is a family member, typically a wife or husband. At some point, however, the responsibility of caregiving is too much for us to handle. Whether it’s time, money, stress, or physical ability, we have to begin considering options for who will care for our loved one next. This time is not an easy one for us. We are, once again, changing our lifestyle and trusting someone, that we might not know, to care for someone we love in their last stages of life. The transition from caregiver to family member is not an easy one, but there are things you can do to make the transition more smooth for everyone involved. In this article we’ll discuss how to better transition from caregiver to family member.

Transitioning Caregiving Role

It is likely that someone with dementia will be cared for by someone who has experience caring for people with dementia. It is important to remember that this is a shift in the way you are caring. You will not be completely removed from caring for the person you love. Your role may shift from daily hands-on chores to weekly backup duty, but you will still contribute as much as you can. Even if your loved one enters a nursing home, you will visit often, advocate for them with the staff, and bring treats.

Still Having A Commitment To Care

Especially if you are caring for a spouse, you must remember that it is okay to “pass the baton” to someone else in caring for your loved one. At some point, your role as family member will be more important than your role as caregiver and you want to use what little time you may have left to truly enjoy your loved one. It is important to consider a person’s needs and desires when they have dementia, and this is not always easy to do when you are in the mindset of a caregiver. There are unique perspectives that family members can offer when it comes to caring for someone with dementia.

How To Transition To A New Normal

Many people tend to isolate themselves when their time of caregiving is over. This is not a healthy practice and can lead to feelings of worthlessness. You are still a vital part of your loved ones lives. You are the best one to make decisions on their behalf that will benefit them the most. You play a crucial role in keeping their memories alive. Do not let your new “alone time” become a negative thing. Get out and enjoy your life so that you can appreciate your own healthy mind and body.

While caregiving for someone with dementia can be tough, so can stepping away from that role. There are many emotions that can come along with this change, ones we may not have been expecting. Orchard at Brookhaven is here to help you transition into your new role as family member and care for your loved one. If you are looking for a senior living community in Atlanta, please contact us to learn more or schedule a tour.

Dementia caregiving with kids at home

Dementia Caregiving With Kids At Home

The majority of individuals with dementia are cared for by someone in their family. Depending on the stage of dementia they are in, this could mean moving an elderly person in to your home for more immediate and specific care. Nearly one-fourth of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers are “sandwich generation” caregivers — caring for both someone with the disease and a child or grandchild. Explaining dementia and caring for someone with dementia could be confusing for a child.

Talking About Dementia With Kids

A dementia diagnosis is an unsure and confusing time for adults. Oftentimes, our first thought is to protect our children from the reality we are facing. This can become damaging for kids. It is important that you continue to provide and honest environment that reassures stability and support.

Keep Keeping the Connection

Many children will become upset when they learn or begin to understand what is happening with someone they love. As a caregiver, there are things you can encourage to nurture the bond between a child and an elderly who has dementia. Here are some ideas for how kids can stay connected.

  • Have younger children draw greeting cards or pictures for their grandparent.
  • Have them play a few songs to entertain their grandparent.
  • In the case of teenagers, involve them in their grandparent’s care.
  • Plan some family outings in which your parent/grandparent comes along
  • Play board games or card games
  • Remind your child of the importance of physical contact

It is important to continuously support a child through this difficult time. Keeping an open line of communication is key. You should talk to your child honestly about what is happening and answer any questions they might have. This will make them feel safe and secure in such a turbulent time.

Family relationships are a large part of life. Keeping those relationships as normal as possible is something we strive to do at Orchard at Brookhaven. If you and/or your family would like to see our community, please contact us to schedule a tour.

Dementia Diagnosis What To Do

Dementia Diagnosis: What To Do First As A Caregiver

When someone you know or someone you love is first diagnosed with dementia, this can be a scary time. Oftentimes families do not know what to do in these situations. Dealing with sickness can be unexpected and you may not already have a plan in place. This article will explore the many ways you can plan and prepare if you are just learning that someone close to you has been diagnosed with dementia.

Noticing Signs Of Dementia

As people age, their physical, cognitive and emotional behaviors tend to change. It can be difficult to recognize when these changes are normal versus abnormal. The earlier dementia is recognized in an individual, the better. Below are some resources doctors and physicians may use to help determine if someone is suffering from dementia.

  • Obtaining a medical and family history from the individual, including psychiatric history and history of cognitive and behavioral changes.
  • Asking a family member to provide input about changes in thinking skills and behavior.
  • Conducting cognitive tests and physical and neurologic examinations.
  • Having the individual undergo blood tests and brain imaging to rule out other potential causes of dementia symptoms, such as a tumor or certain vitamin deficiencies.
  • In some circumstances, using brain imaging tools to find out if the individual has high levels of beta-amyloid, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s; normal levels would suggest Alzheimer’s is not the cause of dementia.

Steps To Take After Dementia Diagnosis

After the person has been diagnosed, there are several things you need to take care of. Your life and the patient’s life is going to drastically change over time. These next steps will help you and the person you care for transition over time.

  • Determine treatment options
  • Plan out living conditions
  • Coordinate care for the diagnosed individual
  • Take an active role in meaningful activities
  • Set aside time to connect with others who may be in your position
  • Educate yourself on the disease
  • Create a plan for the future (care, finances, etc.)

There are over 5.8 million Americans living with dementia. By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia is projected to reach 7.1 million. You are not alone in your search for answers. Orchard at Brookhaven is qualified and ready to help you find solutions in your time of crisis. When you are ready for help taking care of your loved one, please contact us.

Guilt and Dementia Care

How To Deal With Guilt & Dementia Care

How can I leave my mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, spouse, or anyone I love in the care of someone else? This is a question you might ask yourself if you are the caregiver of someone with dementia. As the disease progresses, the responsibility of taking care of someone, no matter how much you love them, may seem unbearable. Relying on others to care for the people we love can be scary and intimidating. We also may find ourselves feeling guilty. This feeling of guilt can consume our minds and hearts if we do not deal with it properly. There are many ways to deal with these emotions. Below we list a few ways to help deal with guilt as a dementia caregiver.

Identify The Source Of Your Guilt

You need to stop and really think about why you have the feeling of guilt as a dementia caregiver. Is it because you gave up on the person you love? Do you have a sense of obligation that you feel you are not fulfilling? Are you geographically far away, so you don’t have the opportunity to visit? Pinpointing the true reason why you feel guilty can also help you move in the right direction to get rid of the guilt. Take some time to really think this through.

Don’t Sit In Your Guilt, Change It!

Some feelings of guilt for dementia caregivers are understandable, but it should not consume your life. You can make small adjustments in your life to decrease your feelings of guilt. It might start with more regular phone calls or visits. Drastic changes do not have to be your solution for making you feel better about the situation you are in.

Talk To Someone About It

In general, people tend to hold things in. We like to keep our feelings to ourselves and not talk to anyone about what is going on. Talking to someone we trust or even a professional is a great way to get everything out in the open. It can relieve stress and just make us feel better mentally when we are able to air out what we are thinking and feeling.

One important thing to remember is that we have to deal with the feelings that we have. Ignoring these feelings can lead to very negative outcomes. Some of the outcomes you may experience are a result of feeling too much guilt. Listed below are the consequences of not taking the necessary steps to deal with the feeling of guilt that we may have.

Affects Of Guilt On Dementia Caregivers

  • Overthinking simple situations
  • Feeling overwhelmed or stressed at all times
  • Inability to find solutions
  • Loss of meaningful relationships
  • Loss of appetite
  • Erratic behaviors

Allowing others to care for the ones we love in a vulnerable state can be scary. Not taking care of them ourselves can leave us feeling sad and guilty. At Orchard at Brookhaven, we are here to bring some peace of mind to you. Our staff works hard to make sure our residents are well taken care of and comfortable. We understand that this is a sensitive time in peoples’ lives and we want to make it as enjoyable as possible. To schedule a tour of our senior living community in Atlanta, please contact us.

How To Help Someone With Dementia

How To Help Someone With Dementia

Caregiving for someone who has dementia can be challenging and exhausting. Being responsible for yourself and someone else can lead to many difficult situations that you may have never encountered before. While this may present its fair share of ups and downs, it is not impossible. There are several steps you can take to make caregiving manageable, and in this article we’ll provide tips on how to help someone with dementia.

Accept Support

Many times, when we are going through a difficult time, we feel the need to handle everything on our own. This is not good for ourselves or the people we are caring for. It is important to remember that there are people who can and want to help. We must learn to accept the help. Many times people’s support, whether is be money or time, is the one way they know how to offer aid. When we reject their help, they can feel personally rejected. We must learn to allow people to provide the support that we may need.

Be Compassionate

When times get especially difficult, patience and compassion tend to run low. We need to remind ourselves that the person we are caring for is suffering and can not control their inability to do certain things. Think of yourself when you have been in situations where you needed help. How did you want people to approach you and your situation? This empathy is needed in the entire process of caring for someone with dementia.

Be Realistic

Every situation will not be ideal. When caring for a person with dementia, we need to remind ourselves to be realistic. We need to plan for realistic timelines, set realistic expectations and be realistic about the duties or responsibilities we can or cannot handle. It is important to enjoy the good days and handle the bad days to the best of our ability. Remember that dementia is a disease and it will progress. Being realistic about your course of action will help you better prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.

Consider All Aspects of Dementia

As a caregiver, it can be difficult to place yourself in the shoes of the individual who has dementia. We struggle to understand how difficult tasks can become and it makes figuring out how to help people with dementia even more hard. Many people associate dementia with memory loss, it is not just memory loss. It is the gradual loss of knowing how to function. The process can be very long and drawn out and it’s important to remember how difficult it must be for the individual who is going through these last stages of their life.

Create a Plan

Caregiving for an individual with dementia comes with constant change. It is important to remember how quickly the condition of someone with dementia can change. Caregivers should prepare for a time when they are no longer to care for a loved one on their own. This would include financial considerations and exploring facilities that can help with caring for a loved one. One aspect of this planning is to routinely check the status of the individual they are caring for in an effort to determine when outside help will be needed.

While caring for the eldery, especially those who have dementia, can be exhaustive in many ways. It should be comforting to know that there are some steps caregivers can take when taking on the extra responsibilities. At some point, caregivers will need to seek out other options to help care for their loved ones. Here at Orchard at Brookhaven, we are prepared to help you take that next step. We offer luxurious facilities that provide individuals who have dementia every opportunity to live a happy, fulfilling life. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a tour of our community.

Benefits of social engagement on dementia

Social Engagement & Benefits For Dementia

It is common knowledge that dementia affects an individual’s cognitive abilities. As a result of this, social settings can become difficult to navigate. Social connectinectedness is strongly linked to aging and dementia. Some early signs of a decline in cognitive ability are loneliness and isolation. Social engagement can benefit the symptoms of dementia. Explicitly, social settings help to increase what the brain can remember, build mental capacity and decrease the amount of stress people tend to feel with dementia.

Studies have shown that individuals who socialize often tend to feel the effects of dementia less rapidly. Research also shows that as dementia progresses, social engagement lessens. This is why it is important to keep people who have dementia involved in the world around them. The social interaction with others not only helps the brain, but it also helps an individual with the internal struggles they may have.

Social Activity Ideas For Dementia

Because socializing is such an important factor in dealing with people who have dementia, below are a few ways that you could consider promoting social outings with a loved one or someone you know who has dementia.

  • Accompanying someone on errands
  • Calling them on the phone once a week
  • Going to the movies
  • Skyping or FaceTiming regularly
  • Scheduling visits with friends
  • Weekly dinners
  • Attending smaller social events that are local (i.e craft fairs, small concerts, art showings, etc.)

Social Activities Benefits For Dementia

Participating in activities such as these can lead to many benefits for individuals with dementia. Social engagement is known to:

  • Increase memory
  • Promote “regular” conversational skills
  • Provide a sense of belonging
  • Decrease feelings of loneliness or depression
  • Create new opportunities to meet people
  • Support existing relationships with friends and family

If you are unsure about ways to engage with someone who has dementia, remember to keep it simple! You could read to them, play a familiar game or even just watch T.V. The important part is to help people not feel so alone. Here at Orchard at Brookhaven, we provide a multitude of opportunities for our residents to interact with one another. Our staff is friendly and willing to spend time with the residents when they need it. If you would like to know more about all we have to offer, please contact us.

What Is A Caregiver

What Is A Caregiver?

Caregivers can be spouses, partners, adult children, parents, other relatives friends, neighbors or paid professionals. If you are a family member who has found yourself in the role of caregiver, you may also be raising children, or be a volunteer, a spouse, have other family commitments. Adding caregiving to that list can easily lead to frustration and exhaustion. Rarely are family members trained to do the broad range of tasks and know the appropriate support needed to help someone throughout their day.

The Caregiver Role

Common tasks caregivers often do including;

  • Buy groceries, cook, clean house, do laundry, provide transportation
  • Help the care receiver get dressed, take a shower, take medicine
  • Transfer someone out of bed/chair.
  • Arrange medical appointments, drive to the doctor, sit in during appointments, monitor medications
  • Talk with doctors, nurses, care managers, and others to understand what needs to be done
  • Arranging for assistance—especially for someone who cannot be left alone
  • Handle finances and other legal matters
  • Be a companion

Overcoming Stress As A Caregiver At Home

When a family member finds themselves in the role of caregiver, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Here are ideas that may help reduce the stress;

  • Identify yourself as a caregiver
  • Get a good diagnosis—from a specialist or geriatrician if necessary—of your loved one’s health condition
  • Learn what specific skills you might need to care for someone with whatever their diagnosis is
  • Talk about finances and healthcare wishes
  • Complete legal paperwork, e.g., Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives
  • Bring family and friends together to discuss care
  • Keep them up to date on the current situation
  • Identify resources, both personal and in the community
  • Find support for yourself and your loved one

Alternate Living Arrangements

Families will look for alternative living arrangements when they no longer can support their loved on in the home.  When this happens, you may hear the following terms. Get to know what the language is around supporting someone in a senior living community.

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) – everyday tasks related to personal care usually performed for oneself in the course of a normal day, including bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, walking, taking medications, and other personal care activities.

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) – activities related to independent living, such as preparing meals, managing money, shopping for groceries or personal items, performing light or heavy housework, and using a telephone

Assessment – An assessment from a professional to determine that appropriate support that is needed for your loved one.  This may include ADLs or IADLs.

Respite Care – provision of short-term relief (respite) from the tasks associated with caregiving. Respite services encompass traditional home-based care, such as hiring an attendant, as well as care provided to the care recipient in out-of-home care settings, such as adult day services and short-term stays in a nursing home or other care facility. Respite can vary in time from part of a day to several weeks.

Caregivers With Loved Ones In A Senior Living Community

Not every caregiver has the ability to live near their loved one. Here are some ideas to help:

Observe your loved one during visits:

  • Are they eating properly?
  • Taking medications properly?
  • Able to get out and about to do their errands?
  • Is the house messy and unorganized?
  • Is there increased confusion?

These answers will help you to determine what if any types of care is needed and how to arrange them.

Care Managers
Care managers act as a substitute family member to your loved one and can arrange for services such as:

  • visiting nurses
  • care providers
  • home delivered meals

Local Support System
Try creating a support system of other people living near your loved who are willing and able to help.

  • friends
  • relatives
  • church or community service groups

Orchard at Brookhaven is a senior living community in Atlanta that has trained staff to support your loved one. Our staff are called Care Partners rather than Care Givers because we focus on being a partner with your loved one. Rather doing “to” our staff works “with” your loved one as a partner in supporting their life. Please contact us to learn more about our community and how we can help.

Preparing For A Hospital Visit

Preparing For A Hospital Visit

Hospitals can be a very stressful place to be.  When someone is living with dementia, it can be even more stressful. In this article we’ll discuss some tips for how to prepare for a hospital visit.

Preparing For a Hospital Visit

As a caregiver for someone with dementia, it’s important to plan ahead whenever possible, including hospital visits. Someone living with dementia is at greater risk of the following when visiting a hospital:

  • Developing a pressure ulcer or bed sore
  • Receiving less pain meds for a hip fracture
  • Receiving an increase in antipsychotics

Orchard at Brookhaven Senior Living knows the risks of someone going to the hospital. Therefore, our Wellness Team works diligently with the staff and families in order to be able to identify health changes in a proactive manner. If a loved one does have to go to the hospital, there are some things that will help the visit go as smoothly as possible.

What To Bring When You Go To The Hospital

The hospital staff will need to know as much information as possible and it is often difficult to remember everything when you are under stress. Therefore, it is a good idea to keep a document ready and in a prominent location in the house so that is accessible in a moment’s notice. Below are typical information sheet items you’ll need to prepare.

  • Preferred name
  • List of Illnesses or other medical conditions
  • Medications (drugs, OTC, vitamins, herbs…)
    • If possible, bring the bottles
    • Allergies or histories of bad reactions to medications and substances
  • Need for glasses, dentures, and/or hearing aids
  • Assistance needed to complete tasks
  • Abilities and limitations of processing information etc…
    • Memory
    • Language
    • Understanding
    • Hand skills
    • Movement
    • Judgment
    • Impulse control
  • Family information
    • (names and relationships, favorites, may include pets) Family dynamics if applicable
  • Work history
    • (jobs, preferences, old and recent)
    • Hobbies and interests
    • (what they liked and did, what they disliked)
  • Living situation
    • (where from, lived where, with whom, history, current)
  • Spiritual/ religious background
    • (participation & does this provide comfort?)
  • Daily schedule and patterns
  • Self-care preferences and patterns
    • (grooming, bathing, exercise, dressing, amounts of help used)
  • Major Life Events
    • (are any of these impacting them at present or could become an issue during their stay)
    • (Have they been admitted to the hospital in the past and what kind of experience did they have)
  • Stressors
    • (what gets them upset, words, actions, responses…)
  • Favorite Foods
  • Food Dislikes & Allergies
  • Favorite music
    • Bring it in and plan to use it
  • Touch and visual preferences
    • Stuff to look at, do, touch
    • Ask about massage, recreation, volunteers
  • Highlight any Points of Concern:
    • Wandering or elopement
    • Anxiety/agitation
    • Need for or desire for movement
    • Calling out or yelling
    • Swallowing or eating problems
    • Fall risk
    • Dis-inhibition – say or do things
    • Immobility
    • Tendency to pull on things and tubes
    • Emotional swings
  • Can this person express the need to:
    • Eat
    • Drink
    • Rest
    • Use the restroom
    • Help getting changed
  • Are they able to express when they are:
    • Lonely
    • Scared
    • Angry
    • Sad
    • Happy
    • Confused

Papers To Pack For A Hospital Visit

Below are a list of paper to pack when you prepare for a hospital visit.

  • Health Care Power of Attorney – notarized
  • Advance Directives – notarized
  • Copy of prescriptions
  • Phone numbers for baby sitter, pet sitter, care givers if any
  • List of Names and Phone Numbers to contact
  • Copy of your calendar
  • Contact numbers for work or commitments in the next week
  • Blank notepad or notebook – to record notes or info you want to keep track of or questions you want to ask

It is always more difficult to think about what is needed in times of stress. Hospital stays are stressful events so the more you plan prior to having to take your loved one to the hospital, the easier it will be to think about what might make their stay as beneficial as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Tips For Caregivers

Caregiver Tips

When someone we love needs more support in their life, it can become a big job and, at times, can be very challenging. This article provides some helpful tips for caregivers facing challenging situations.

8 Tips For Caregivers

1) Try To Be Objective

Take an objective “look” at the situation and consider both points of view…

  • It can be challenging to know what the right support is for another person
  • It can be hard to accept support from someone even if they are a family member
  • When someone is living with brain change, they may not know that they need support
  • Each person has their own likes, wants, and needs throughout each day
  • Most family caregivers did not expect to be in this position
  • Most family caregivers have not been educated in how to be a caregiver
  • Being a caregiver can be exhausting

2) Take A Step Back

When things are not going well, take a step back and…

  • Take 5 deep breaths
  • Ask yourself, what are you seeing, and hearing that may help you understand the other person’s experience
  • Try to see put yourself in the other person’s place
  • Decide if this a time to take a break or try something different

3) Learn About “Lived Experience”

Try to understand and learn more about the “lived experience” of the other person, meaning:

  • Reach out for support and knowledge. Orchard at Brookhaven is a community resource that specializes in caregiver strategies and support
  • Know what the person’s abilities are
  • Know what support is needed
  • Know how to offer this support in a nonthreatening (anxiety decreasing) way
  • Remember that no one wants to be told what to do

When someone does something that surprises us or seems irrational or illogical we generally label this as a behavior. But in fact, actions activity or actions are because:

  • A person feels out of control and is trying to get control of their situation so they feel more secure
  • Someone is trying to communicate a need
  • Someone is trying to solve a problem

4) Respond

Consider the following when you get frustrated or angry:

  • Stop trying to correct or trying to fix things
  • Keep your voice calm
  • Refrain from “reminding” the person or using the word “remember”
  • Rather than argue, apologize even if you don’t think you need to

5) Connect

Relationship is the most important thing, so:

  • Connect with the person
  • Find ways to support their capabilities

6) Make A Plan

Plans will likely need to change, but consider the following:

  • Make a schedule
  • Don’t force your agenda – being tied to an agenda takes our focus off of the person and on to a task.
  • Remember that everyone has their OWN agenda
  • Think of alternatives before you need them
  • Be creative

7) Talk To Someone

An outside point of view is almost always helpful, so consider what may be available in your community.

  • Orchard at Brookhaven has professionals that can help support and guide you in your caregiving journey
  • Orchard has many support groups and educational opportunities (view our Events Page)

8) Don’t Forget About Self- care
Self-care is extremely important, so consider the following:

  • Find people around that can support you
  • Reach out to a faith community or local support group
  • When something isn’t working take a step back and 3 deep breaths
  • Take a respite moment every day even if it is for 15 minutes
  • Taking care of yourself is very important for you and your loved one

When someone we love needs more support in their life, it can become a big and challenging job. Orchard Senior Living understands this and is here to help. Visit our events page or contact us for more information about the programs we offer.